The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) Nairobi hub, was honoured to host Prof. Peter Agre the 2003 Nobel Laureates and the current director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. Prof. Agre made a presentation on the research journey and the work put towards the Nobel Prize as well as his current work on malaria in central and southern Africa. During his presentation it was clear that collaborations and team work was important in the journey towards becoming successful researchers. He also urged researchers to value the media fraternity as they hold the power to shape agendas and national dialogue. According to him this is one of the key ways the public will understand the important work researchers do. During the one day visit he also held meetings with various researches to discuss about their individual research studies.